Scarsdale Board to Consider Appeal to Demolish 11 Dolma Road Tonight Plus Sales and Featured Listings

ColletBookThe Scarsdale Board of Trustees will meet tonight, February 4 at 5:30 pm via ZOOM to hear an appeal from the owners of a 1928 home at 11 Dolma Road to raze it. The application to demolish the home was turned down by the Committee For Historic Preservation on September 29, 2020 as they found that the home met two of the five criteria for preservation as outlined in Scarsdale Village Code. You can listen to the hearing here:, or by telephone using 1-929-436-2866 and entering the Meeting ID 931 8370 3358.

Documents pertaining to the case can be found here:

In a memorandum from Adam Lindenbaum, Chair of the Committee for Historic Preservation dated October 5, 2020, he reports, that “The committee found that the home was significant, unique and impressive. “It was developed by Walter Collet, a known builder in Scarsdale famous for quality homes that stood the test of time.”

The determined it met two of the criteria for preservation.The committee found that the home is work of a master, Architect Julius Gregory, who had a long career building suburban homes, an impressive list of publications and left his mark on Scarsdale as the architect of one of Scarsdale’s first buildings in the Village. In addition, “It embodies the distinctive characteristics of a type, period or method of construction that possess high artistic value.”

At the hearing, the Village will be represented by McCullough, Goldberger and Staudt LLP who submitted a letter dated January 28, 201 which concludes that the Scarsdale Board of Trustees should deny the application.

The attorney’s letter says, “In this instance, the Board of Trustees should reach the same ultimate conclusion as the CHP with regard to the 11 Dolma Road house because the CHP’s decision was based on sufficient record evidence supporting the rationality of the Committee’s determination that the subject building meets the statutory criteria qualifying it as a building of historical importance. It is submitted that the statutory criteria were not just met but exceeded.”

Here are excerpts from their arguements:

The Applicant argues that the CHP should apply the National Historic Preservation Law Guidance when applying the criteria contained in the Village Code. …. The Village Board has never adopted the National Historic Preservation Law or its guidance. Therefore, the applicant’s presumption that the National Historic Preservation Law’s guidance is applicable herein is misplaced.

The Applicant also argues that the architect of 11 Dolma Road, Julius Gregory (“Gregory”), was a master of the small English cottage and that since 11 Dolma Road is not a small English cottage, or of a type that Gregory was allegedly most famous for, then Gregory cannot be considered a master for the purposes of this application. Professor Dolkart states that Gregory was “a significant designer of houses at small, medium, and large scales”.

“The Applicant’s position on this appeal that the CHP Decision was arbitrary, conclusory and not supported by substantial evidence is quite simply belied by the 591 page record and the findings within the CHP Decision.”

“Contrary to the Applicant’s argument, the Village statutory criteria is not unduly vague. There is no factual merit to the vagueness argument.”

“While only one of the five additional criteria need be present, CHP found that two of the five criteria were satisfied.”

"It is important to note that the Applicant’s argument on this appeal is that the renovations were so extensive as to no longer embody the original design. The CHP addressed and specifically disagreed with that opinion and found that the alterations complimented or were “sympathetic” to the original design.”

In conclusion the letter says, “The substantial record supports each of the conclusions and findings made by the CHP and supports a finding that the home at 11 Dolma Road meets the criteria for preservation contained in the Village’s Code. Based on the foregoing, it is respectfully requested that this Board conduct an independent analysis and adhere to the Committee’s rational and well supported finding that 11 Dolma Road is a building of historic importance to the Village of Scarsdale.”

Watch the hearing here:, or by telephone using 1-929-436-2866 and entering the Meeting ID 931 8370 3358.

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173 Secor Road173 Secor Road
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8 Kolbert Drive8 Kolbert Drive
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35 Morris MLS exterior files 135 Morris Lane

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7 Reimer Road7 Reimer Road

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2CornellStreet2 Cornell Street

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23ParkRoad23 Park Road
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7 Harcourt Road7 Harcourt Road

Scarsdale, NY 10583
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Beautiful, classic Center Hall Colonial home in the heart of Scarsdale. Southern exposures and a wide layout accentuate this beautiful home. Features include a large living room with 8.6' ceilings, gorgeous hardwood floors, stunning molding and ceiling details, a wood burning fireplace for cold nights, and an open flow to the office/sunroom/library, also with wood-burning fireplace, French doors to patio, 8.6' ceilings. The formal dining room also features 8.6' ceilings and a swing door into the gourmet kitchen. Gorgeous new kitchen with top-of-the-line Viking appliances, SubZero refrigerator/freezer, Quartzite countertops, and a door to the English-styled garden/pebbled patio. Enjoy and entertain in the inviting family room with a tray ceiling (measuring 13' high in the center), a beautiful oversized window overlooking the exquisite property, French door to English garden. Secondary front entrance opens to a convenient mudroom with cubbies and two closets. Rounding out the first floor is a guest bedroom with a gorgeous bathroom. On the second floor, you'll find an exquisite master bedroom suite with his-and-hers closets, a beautifully appointed master bathroom with radiantly heated flooring, his-and-hers sinks, an ultra lux shower, Bain bathtub, and Toto toilet. Two generously sized bedrooms share an adorable Jack-and-Jill bathroom. Additional bedroom adjacent to beautifully newly tiled bathroom. Conveniently located laundry room, and large linen closet in the hallway. Large bedroom suite with full bath and sitting area/office/play area on the third floor. Finished walk-out lower level offers an additional space for a gym/recreation area/office and more, with an additional half bathroom as well - lower level measures 539 square feet. Walking distance to the newly renovated Scarsdale library, Scarsdale High School, and Fox Meadow Elementary school. Close to trails, parks, community tennis court and sporting fields for outdoor recreational fun. Nearby to Scarsdale village and plentiful shopping and amenities, including Metro North into New York City.
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937 Post Road937 Post Road

Scarsdale, NY 10583
Listing Price: $1,499,000
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New Rochelle, NY 10804
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